“One of the pleasures of The Girls in the Picture is its no-males-necessary alliance of two determined females–#TimesUp before its time.”–NPR
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it was amazing
5 epic, huggable, flickering stars to The Girls in the Picture ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Before reading this book, what I knew about Mary Pickford, America’s Sweetheart, was vague. I knew even less about her best friend and prolific screenwriter, Frances Marion. As I read this, I kept thinking this book is epic. This book was engrossing, unputdownable, thorough, perfectly written. I can’t imagine two more fully-developed and well-crafted “characters” than Mary and Frances, and it’s a bonus that they were based
it was amazing
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin is a 2018 Delacorte Press publication.
I love tales from old Hollywood- the silent pictures, the scandals, the innovations and vision that are felt throughout the industry to this day.
This story zeroes in on the tumultuous friendship between movie star Mary Pickford and screenwriter, Frances Marion.
I loved the way Benjamin gives Frances such real and believable voice as she regales us with the beginning days of ‘flickers’ and the way her friendship
This is a novel I will be recommending to everyone. Historical fiction, The Girls in the Picture is a book for everyone who has an interest in the evolution of film and of women trying to be taken seriously in the workplace.
Frances doesn’t want to be an actress, but she wants to be a part of the movies, and she finds her niche as a “scenarist” during the era of silent films, when the “flickers” were considered a low form of entertainment and certainly not an art form. She becomes great friends w